Importing previously translated word docs to create local TMs/glossaries in Wordfast Pro 3.4.3.
Thread poster: Sara Buzadzhi

Sara Buzadzhi
United States
Local time: 15:02
Member (2014)
Russian to English
Apr 22, 2015

Hi, I've tried searching for this, but am not sure it's possible/desirable...my rookie question is this:

I've just started using Wordfast Pro 3.4.3, my first CAT tool, and am wondering if there is a quick way to import previously completed translations to quickly create one or more good local TMs/glossaries.

So for example, say I have some previously translated company charters with a lot of standard clauses that I would like to have access to in a local TM/glossary. I have the Russian original in .docx and the English translation in .docx. Any shortcut procedure to import them both into Wordfast so they'll go into a local TM, beyond starting a new project w/a Russian source file and copy-pasting the English translation in one segment at a time?

Sorry if this has already been covered!


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Dominique Pivard  Identity Verified
Local time: 22:02
Finnish to French
Alignment Apr 22, 2015

In order to obtain a TM from an existing source document and its translation, you need to use an aligner. Wordfast Pro includes an aligner of its own, but I wouldn't recommend it, as it's sub-par IMO.

I would suggest using either the Wordfast Online Aligner included with Wordfast Anywhere (create yourself a free account at www.freetm.com if you haven't got one), or LF Aligner.

I've made a couple of videos showing how to use LF Aligner on Windows and Mac:

Windows -> https://youtu.be/OtEQr0TawVA
Mac -> https://youtu.be/MzAdLrsJxms


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Sara Buzadzhi
United States
Local time: 15:02
Member (2014)
Russian to English
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thanks! Apr 27, 2015

Thanks, Dominique! Appreciate it, very helpful.

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